The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

Date Founded



Old College,South Bridge,Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities
Education Research & Support

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Company Description

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a public research university in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom, and is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. Entrance is intensely competitive, with offer chances of 27% in the 2010-2011 admissions cycle. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

Executives & Employees

Chair, Renewable Energy

Founding President, American Friends of the University

Director & Head of Data Library

Head-Pathway Medicine Division

Director-Development Board

Commercial Director

Director of Library Services

Director of Finance


Principal & Vice-Chancellor

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at FIL Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at L&F Indemnity Ltd.

Former Director-Information Services at University of Glasgow

Distinguished Alumni
Thomas J. Reid is now Chief Legal Officer & Secretary at Comcast Corporation
Anne Richards is now Chief Executive Officer at FIL Ltd.
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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP


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